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- Durham were bowled out for 164 in their first innings with James Anyon taking 5-44
- Sussex made 328 in reply, a lead of 164
- Durham will resume on 2-0 this morning
That's it for me for the day. I'll be back tomorrow instead of having the day off I expected. Report now up at www.theargus.co.uk/sport. Reaction in The Argus tomorrow. Bye
Funny old day. Looked like it was going to be all over by tea when Durham slipped to 120-6 just after lunch and now it seems likely it's going to go the distance. A lead of 216 is already quite substantial but the pitch has flattened out a lot so if Sussex can pick up the last three wickets cheaply in the morning they will still have a decent chance with the batting line-up they've got.
5:25pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Big pity we haven't been able to see what Zaidi can do in this second innings situation when a spinner is required.
All over for the day. 380-7, lead of 216.
Lead over 200 now. Anyon getting absolutely pasted by Arshad
350 up. 3 overs to go today
Partnership is finally broken as Richardson goes for 129. Mistimed a pull off Anyon and lobbed a catch up to Magoffin to mid-on. Put on 218 for the 7th wicket with Jennings. That's 50 wickets for the season for Anyon. Durham 338-7, lead by 174
DROP. Hard chance at 2nd slip for Prior above his head. Richardson really flung his bat at that ball from Anyon too so it flew to him fast. Those are the kind of ones you need to stick though in the current situation. To rub salt in Richardson then smacks Anyon for six
Thanks for pointing that out 3rdman. the Out logo is just below the 100 logo on the drop down menu!
4:52pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Steve 4:35 - don't you mean '100' not 'OUT - got me all excited
200 partnership up. New ball has made little difference. These two batsmen finding it very easy now. 322-6
Richardson now made his highest ever FC score, surpassing 102 v Yorkshire last month. He's on 110 and has overtaken Jennings on 107. Partnership worth 194. Durham 314-6, leading by 150
Richardson reaches his 2nd FC century off 139 balls with 12x4 and 2x6. On 101 now which is one short of equalling his previous high score. Durham 299-6, lead by 135
One more over until the new ball is due. Sussex really need to make the most of it by getting rid of these two otherwise they could find themselves under a lot of pressure tomorrow. Durham;s lead is now 124. 18 overs left in the day
This is now a record partnership for the 7th wicket for Durham against Sussex, surpassing the 148 Benkenstein and Plunkett put on together here in 2009
This partnership is now worth 151 too. Completely turned the game on its head as Sussex were sniffing a win before tea when they came together on 120-6, still trailing by 44
Jennings tucks Jordan away for a single to bring up his 3rd FC century. Has taken him 218 balls with 13x4. Lead is over 100 now. Durham 271-6
Jennings rocks back to cut Jordan for 4 to move to 99. He's batted really well. Did the hard work when battign was difficult and now cutting loose a bit with the pitch playing flatter and the bowlers tiring.
3:50pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Perhaps we are now seeing why Durham are champions. Last Rights at 10:30 this morning. Dead and buried at lunch. They could now win!
Does look like batting has got easier. Not as much variable bounce as there was earlier today and on the other two days. With the exception of Jordan I don't think Sussex have bowled particularly well though. Durham really pushing along now. 261-6 so lead is 97. Anything over 150 could be interesting
3:14pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Steve - is batting getting easier ? Seems like these two could hang around until say close tonight and leave Sussex chasing a nasty target tomorrow
Durham reach tea on 226-6 so they lead by 62 now. Jennings has played very well for is 83 while Richardson is 54. The partnership between these two is now 106. Still reckon if Sussex could get rid of one of them soon after tea this could be over tonight but it's looking more and more likely we'll be back tomorrow. The prospect of Durham winning is also starting to grow. If they could get 150 ahead then it would be interesting
2:18pm Thu 26 Sep 13
I guess I agree with the points made about where the wheels came of Sussex's championship challenge. I was at part of the Middlesex game at Lord's in which we were second best, but showed a lot of fight and got a comfortable draw in the end. In some of the later games (especially the 2 mentioned) we showed no fight at all. This was also true of most of the T20 games.
Maybe with the Monty fiasco behind us we can do better next season. Let's also remember, I think this was Joyce’s first full season as captain and he's very much still learning. He made an awful choice to field first in the aforementioned game at Lord's, as an example!
2:15pm Thu 26 Sep 13
lotsofducks wrote:I was saying Durham surely won't bat as badly second time around.
2 down, and you were saying 3rdman?
Am I wrong ?
2:08pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Steve - yes I should have stated that of the matches between the 2 sides the one at Durham was the one that really mattered. Accept your point that if we'd have won vs say Derbyshire at home we would have been contenders but realistically with the batting performances and lack of a consistent spinner we were well off the pace.
2:00pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Interesting post re Adams on the other thread. Whilst I've got a lot of time for Robbo and Adams himself admits he doesn't want a head of cricket type post, something needs to happen in terms of bringing youngsters through the system to become quality county players. A batting coach could benefit the club as well. Ben Brown is the best hope of the younger generation but most of our recent successes in the first XI have been signed from other counties. I do wonder whether there needs to be a shake-up of Robbo's support staff because I can't see that the second XI approach is fit for purpose currently.
Been up top for a better look and plenty has happened since. Zaidi came on for one over and then went off again. Got a broken finger apparently. Durham have also gone past Sussex's total and currently lead by 21 on 185-6. Not looking so certain it's going to be over today.
150 up. 151 to be precise meaning Durham need another 13 runs to make Sussex bat again.
Have to say the defeat at Durham - however embarrassing - was not the point where Sussex let their title chances slip. It was the two home games against Middx and Derbyshire. If they had won those two games - or at least one of them - then they would have been in a pretty strong position. As it was they were playing catch up and only had half a team at Durham
1:43pm Thu 26 Sep 13
Lotsofducks - re your post. Lots of ifs and buts there. The match that really mattered was at Durham and they comprehensively outplayed us then. This would be our first championship win at our headquarters this season if we beat a team who have realised their dream and have nothing much to play for. It's not really the stuff of champions although it at least shows the professionalism which is our trait but appeared to be lacking earlier in the season. Another if is what would have happened if Monty had behaved himself this season and achieved a similar wicket tally to the 2 previous seasons. Sadly though we've lost him and Rayner before him and it remains to be seen whether Zaidi or Beer can make up any of the shortfall of wickets that we've lost from when Monty was bowling in 2011 & 2012.
A stubborn 50 for Keaton Jennings. Has taken him 122 balls with 8x4. Doing the perfect job for Durham. Have to feel if Sussex can get rid of him then this game will be over fairly quickly. 145-6, trailing by 19
Just seen that Ed Joyce has been nominated for Ireland's player of the year. His sister Isobel is also nominated for the women's prize.
Anyon too hot for Mustard (sorry!). Tried to cut a short ball which was too close too him and is caught by Jordan at first slip. Made 5. Durham 120-6, still trailing by 44. The end is nigh surely. That's Anyon's 49th Championship wicket of the season too.
Back out after lunch. Anyon up the hill and Jordan down it. Still no sign of Yardy and Zaidi so that's probably it for the day for them.
Jordan up to 59 wickets now. Can he catch Magoffin on 63? The way he has bowled in this game there is a decent chance
12:29pm Thu 26 Sep 13
make that 5 to go !
That's lunch. Good session for Sussex with 5 wkts going down for 109 runs. Get rid of Jennings (who is still there on 36) and they should be able to finish off the tail pretty quickly. 111-5
No. Still no sign of Ashar or Yardy. Shame as it would have been a good chance for him to show what he can do with the ball. I spoke to him last night and he didn't mention any injury. I know Prior has been unwell so perhaps Ash and Yards have picked up the bug
12:20pm Thu 26 Sep 13
6 to go
I assume Z is still off the park Steve - any news on that ?
Collingwood goes for 4. Jordan with his third wicket of the innings. Dug one in a bit short and Collingwood gloved it to Nash in the gulley trying to fend it off. Durham 111-5 now, trailing by 53.
Jordan back into the attack and cleans up Stokes first ball. Really quick delivery which beat Stokes for pace and sent the stumps scattering. Stokes had gone on the counter-attack too, smashing Anyon for a couple of sixes out of the ground on his way to 45 from 43 balls. Should have been caught on 24 when he top edged a pull off Anyon but Magoffin put it down at fine leg. Collingwood the new man. Durham 106-4, trailing by 58
11:42am Thu 26 Sep 13
Neville Cardus says
I haven't see a field like the one Surrey are employing against Sibley since 1922. pic.twitter.com/fsxG
Durham move on to 53-3 so 111 behind now. Anyon's coming down the hill. He was better up the slope on Tuesday. He needs 2 wickets to reach 50 for the season which would be a good effort for a first change bowler
Apparently Zaidi thought Stokes had said something rather unpleasant to him but Stokes insists he was just celebrating his wicket and hadn't directed anything at Zaidi. Durham are not expecting any further action to be taken
11:11am Thu 26 Sep 13
Zaidi's probably nipped down to sportsdirect for some new boots Steve. Any more news on the incident with Stokes yesterday ?
Truly awful shot from Smith as he drives a wide half volley from Wright straight to Nash at backward point. Could be his final ever innings for Durham and looked distraught at the way he gave his wicket away. Only Wright's 6th Champo wicket of the season. Durham 35-3, still trailing by 129
Change of bowling. Wright replaces Jordan at sea end. Reckon Jordan will probably switch to the top.
You've also got to remember Durham are already champions so have little to play for. The key game for me was the Derbyshire match. Should have won that but played really poorly. Was on the back of the t20 fiasco and the issues with Monty were rumbling on. Wrecked the season really.
10:56am Thu 26 Sep 13
I can't help wondering, if Sussex had played this well all season, instead of just for the first few matches and the last match, maybe WE would be champions this season? It all seemed to go wrong in July...
10:49am Thu 26 Sep 13
2 down, and you were saying 3rdman?
Still no Zaidi or Yardy out there. Hope nothing is wrong with either of them but particularly Zaidi as I was looking forward to seeing him bowl again. 21-2
10:48am Thu 26 Sep 13
8 to go.
Evidence so far suggests they might 3rdman. This pitch is not easy to bat on either. Sussex were in deep trouble on 10-2 and 90-5 before Wright counter-attacked and took advantage of some tired Durham bowling. Some variable bounce out there and the cracks are opening up
10:43am Thu 26 Sep 13
9 to go.
Durham surely won't bat as badly second time around though Steve ?
Might have to alter my prediction to all over by tea! Borthwick goes for just one - bowled by a ball from Mags which kept low. Durham 16-2, still trailing by 148
Jordan makes the early breakthrough as Stoneman gets a leading edge which loops to Wells at mid-off. He made 5. Durham 15-1 so still trailing by 149. Borthwick new man.
Jordan opens from the sea end. He got his wickets coming downhill on Tuesday.
Yardy and Zaidi are the ones who are not out there at the moment
Here we go then. Machan and Finch on as sub fielders. Just trying to work out who's not out there. Mags to open down the hill.
Overcast at Hove this morning but none of that pesky sea fret which ruined things yesterday. Reckon this match could be over today if there are no interruptions
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